2017 The First Eleven Shiraz
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2017 2 Mates First Eleven Shiraz now available.

In Australia, no words on wine carry more weight than those delivered by our national “King of Wine”, Mr James Halliday.

Over our eleven vintages, James has awarded 2 Mates Shiraz more than 94 points with 5 glasses, no less than an amazing 7 times -peaking in 2018, when he declared to the world "2 Mates has reached rarefied air with 97 points" . Placing 2 Mates Shiraz in the very top tier of wines in Australia.
James Halliday, who admits he is "not prone to talking price" has used the descriptive "ridiculously cheap" several times when describing 2 Mates Shiraz. Once he declared "not $130 but $35".
And to top it off, almost every vintage has received a cellar potential rating of over 30 years putting it up there with Grange and Hill of Grace.
As yet, James hasn't tried our 2017 2 Mates "First Eleven" Shiraz. But we reckon it just might be our best ever.
Order yours now - and you be the judge.

A big, luscious and fruit filled Shiraz. Classic McLaren Vale. Sophisticated, beautifully balanced and with a generous hint of pepper.

“Almost a decade ago over a big drink in a small bar late one night in Italy ...

2 mates

We decided that when we returned to Australia we would attempt to make our perfect Shiraz.

Naturally, our wives were a little skeptical. However, we convinced them with our cunning logic, if we don’t sell any of it, we can always drink it.

That’s how the 2 Mates story started and it has been an enjoyable journey ever since.

We are now onto our eleventh vintage.

Along the way, we have picked up World Wine Awards, other medals and gongs, too many to mention, plus some amazing reviews from leading Australian wine critics year on year.

We have certainly learned a lot about what technically makes a good wine. But the one thing we have known all along is that a great wine is really about the friends you share it with.

That’s what our wine is all about. So be sure to share it with a mate or two.

“Buy direct at mates rates.”


After all, what are mates for? 12 bottles of first-class 2 Mates Shiraz delivered free anywhere in Australia for just $390.

We're talking serious savings.

Normal RRP $420 per case plus delivery.

  • For orders or enquiries, send Mark an email at mvenable@bigpond.net.au
  • Or complete this Order Form.
  • 2 Mates bank details – Two Mates, BSB 105900, Account Number 162108640

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